Surprise: New Schools Already Behind Schedule
Posted on March 30, 2015 by Greg Clark
The Hunt for the Missing Shovels
The PCs have promised to build 32 new schools in Calgary with 22 of them scheduled to open in September 2016. According to the Province, construction of 11 of these schools was supposed to begin by March, 2015. Last week we thought it would be a great idea to check out some of these construction sites to see how these projects were coming along.
In Evanston, in Northwest Calgary, we found a untouched field with a broken snow fence. At least there wasn’t any snow.
In Tuscany (Northwest Calgary, not Italy) we found another untouched field, but without an ugly snow fence.
Royal Oak, which is on the Northwestern edge of the city, yet another empty field, but at least there was a beautiful view of the prairie sky!
Moving down South to the community of Inverness, we encountered another empty field. Surprise.
I think you are beginning to see a pattern.
Wow, an actual truck moving dirt around.
City of Calgary Building Permit Status
So it turns out that according to the City of Calgary’s handy school status update found here, building permits have only been issued for the schools in Rocky Ridge and Saddle Ridge. The rest are still “pending”.
Are These The Next Broken PC Promises?
This leads us to question: will these schools actually open on time or will they become yet the next broken PC promises?